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“As a CIO, I know that when I give my employees a BlackBerry smartphone, everything is going to work with limited effort required by our IT administrators. For me, when it comes down to core business functionality, it’s a no brainer that BlackBerry is the only way to go.”Nigel Carpenter Chief Information Officer, Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association wants to go against the grain of the current “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend that many organizations are adopting. As a not-for-profit, they must be accountable to their constituents who expect that they’re going to find the most cost-effective solutions. When they truly compared BYOD to a centralized approach, they found that having everyone bring their own device to work was actually costing more.
The Canadian Diabetes Association migrated users to a corporate-owned, BlackBerry-only policy and currently has 100 BlackBerry smartphones deployed for the management team. They also run “D-Camps” in the summer for children who have diabetes. Camp staff, including medical personnel, uses BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets to coordinate and manage their activities. They’re planning to migrate everyone to the BlackBerry® 10 platform in a few months.